Fabolous Addresses Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
After Kendrick had already took his shots and made his claim as King of New York on the highly talked about "Control" verse, fans were expecting responses from many New York artists. One of those artist fans were waiting to hear from was Fabolous, especially after he had tweeted "Any studios open yet?" right after the track was released. However, we never got to hear a response from Fab and in a recent interview he explains why.
Fabolous Announces "Soul Tape 3" Mixtape [Update: Release Date & Cover Art Revealed]
It looks like Fabolous fans have something to look forward to. As we still await for Loso's Way 2, Fabolous has decided to hold fans over with another installment of his Soul Tape mixtape.
Fabolous Explains His Reaction To Desiigner's "Panda" Performance At The BET Awards
There were many memorable performances at last night's BET Awards, including Future's knockout rendition of "Wicked" and Janelle Monae's inspired tribute to Prince. Brooklyn newcomer Desiigner was also enlisted to make his award show debut, and he provided quite the spectacle with his performance of his one and only single, "Panda," which happens to be one of the year's biggest hits.
Fabolous Says Drake Apologized For Diss In Rolling Stone Article
Drake was not happy with the way his Rolling Stone article came out back in February. Whether it was an issue of Drizzy not quite grasping the concept of "off the record", or the journalist twisting his words, there were a couple quotes included that the rapper was not expecting to see.
Stream Fabolous' New Album "The Young OG Project"
Fabolous released his new album, The Young OG Project, on iTunes yesterday. If you haven't purchased it as a Christmas gift to yourself yet, you can stream it first via Spotify below.
Live Stream The TIDAL Concert With Jay Z, Beyonce, Lil Wayne & More
TIDAL is celebrating their 1 million subscribers by putting on a concert with a host of a big names at the Barclays Center in NYC. Their big "10/20" concert goes down this evening, and there will be a live stream documenting all the fun.
Hotties Vixen Of The Week: Ayisha Diaz
On Tuesday April 15, August Alsina dropped the visuals for "Get Ya Money" featuring Fabolous on 106 & Park (after shutting down Keshia Chante which you should probably watch). The visuals tell a story of a stripper working for a better life for herself and her family.
Fabolous & Jadakiss Announce "Freddy Vs. Jason"
Jadakiss and Fabolous are two of the more reliable New York vets, and they tend to deliver any time they get on a track together. Therefore, the suggestion that the two could have more new music in the works is cause for celebration, and from our perspective, it seems like it could be a joint project."Freddy Vs. Jason coming soon," wrote Fab on Instagram, captioning a photo of himself and Jada. While the title could signify anything from a song to an album, we have a feeling it'll be a mixtape -- at least that's what we're hoping at this point.
Ariana Grande Reveals “Yours Truly” Album Cover & Track List w/ Features From Big Sean, Mac Miller & Fabolous
Teenage actress/singer Ariana Grande has revealed the cover art and tracklist for her debut studio album Yours Truly. Along with Nathan Sykes, Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber, it features Big Sean, Mac Miller and Fabolous. Hype surrounding the album has been built by its chart-topping single "The Way", which features Miller and samples Big Pun. That's all for now. Yours Truly is slated to drop on September 3rd via Republic Records. How do y'all think it'll turn out?
Best Freestyles Of 2015 (So Far)
2015 has truly been a landmark year for hip-hop. There have been countless quality album releases from rappers all over, impressive music videos, and the emergence of a new crop of rappers. The ambition and attention to detail on this year’s releases, exemplified by their authoring emcees is indicative of a current renaissance in hip-hop.
First Week Sales For Fabolous' "The Young OG Project" [Update: Final Numbers Arrive From Billboard]
Fabolous has sort of made a tradition out of dropping projects on Christmas day, and this year was no different with his new album The Young OG Project hitting iTunes on December 25th.
Fabolous Pushes Back "The Young OG Project 2"
It hardly seems like Christmas without a new project to bump from Fabolous. The rapper has made it his tradition to give fans a new release on Christmas Day, whether it was from his Soul Tape series or The Young OG Project. This year though, we'll be without a Fabo Xmas day release. You could always return to Summer Shootout, though.
Review: Fabolous' "The Young OG Project"
Fabolous has always done a solid job at blending in with his environment. Whether he’s cutting with DJ Clue and The Neptunes in 2001 or jiving with Rich Homie Quan in 2015, he’s done a phenomenal job at adapting to change and staying relevant, something that is easier said than done.
Review: August Alsina's "Testimony"
2014 has been quite the year for debut albums thus far. Already, we’ve seen debut studio LPs from Cali artists Kid Ink, ScHoolboy Q, and YG. Now, about a year after he first splashed into mainstream Hip-hop/R&B, New Orleans singer August Alsina delivers his Def Jam debut album, Testimony. In 2013, Alsina released the radio-buzzing single “I Luv This Shit” featuring labelmate Trinidad James, and the club-friendly “Numb” with B.o.B. and Yo Gotti.
Fabolous Reveals Official Cover Art For "The Young OG Project" [Update: Tracklist Added]
Fabolous is prepared to give his fans a gift on Christmas day, with his Young OG Project slated to drop on December 25th. The New York spitter already dropped off an image for The Young OG Project when he first announced it, but he's decided to go with something a bit different for the final cover art.
Meek Mill Celebrates #1 Album With Jay Z, Fabolous, & Kevin Hart
After putting up whopper first week sales numbers, Meek Mill had great cause to celebrate. And celebrate he did, by getting down with Jay Z at Roc Nation HQ Wednesday afternoon, munching on gourmet miniature cupcakes and sipping on Ace of Spades champagne. Him and Jay then linked up with fellow Philadelphian Kevin Hart and Fabolous that night for Hart's show at Madison Square Garden.
Two Members Of Nicki Minaj's Tour Team Stabbed In Philadelphia, One Killed
Nicki Minaj delivered some sad news to her fans this afternoon. De'Von Pickett and Eric Parker, who had flown to Philadelphia to assist Nicki Minaj with her tour rehearsals, were both stabbed outside of a bar in the city last night. Pickett died from his wounds, while Parker is still in critical condition. According to Nicki's post on Instagram, the two men had been in town for the tour for two days before the attack. She described the event as "Another senseless act of violence that took the life of a great guy. So sad."
Fabolous Announces New Album Title
Fabolous' Loso's Way 2 was first announced back in 2010, and now as 2014 closes out, we've still seen no sign of it. It appears that the many delays the project has suffered inspired Fab to retire the title, announcing a brand new project on Complex's sneaker show Quickstrike today. Host DJ Clark Kent let the cat out of the bag in the interview with Loso, revealing that the rapper is working on a new album called Young OG. "This is kinda very early. I haven't really told anybody about that. This is breaking news," Fab confirmed.
Hip Hop Fashion Trends Right Now
Although fashion has always been a part of hip-hop culture, it's been taken to a new level in recent years thanks to artists such as A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, Pharrell, 2 Chainz and Danny Brown. Love it or hate it, more and more of your favorite emcees are becoming acutely fashion conscious, both in and outside the genre. Current trends include jogging pants (leather or otherwise), leather in general, snapbacks, tall tees, diverse camo and the slightly suspect shorts over tight pants or leggings look. Needless to say, some pull these off better than others.
Top Tracks: November 16 - November 22
There weren't too many big releases this past week, unless you're an Adele fan, but we've got heat coming in December from guys like Curren$y and G-Eazy, who both shared new singles off their upcoming albums. This week's Top 10 also includes two tracks off the soundtrack to "Creed," which will hit theaters on November 25, and three new tracks from Thugger, who is currently prepping his fourth project of the year, Hi-Tunes, his debut album.